Former Parkway star Brandon Harris announces he's transferring from LSU

Harris began last season as the starting quarterback for LSU.

Harris plans to graduate in May or over the summer, making him immediately eligible to play next season at a major conference program.

According to Harris, first-year coach Ed Orgeron, who acted as the team's interim coach for a majority of the 2016 season, granted the player a full release.

"After consulting with Coach O and family, I've decided the best decision for me and my future is to transfer away from LSU", Harris tweeted Monday.

Harris' departure leaves LSU with four scholarship quarterbacks on its roster going into spring practice. Danny Etling, who replaced Harris after two games in 2016, likely has the inside track, but offensive coordinator Matt Canada called the position a "wide-open spot" earlier this month in an interview with ESPNU (via the Advocate's Ross Dellenger). Etling will return for a final season and is expected to be the starter, but he'll be pushed by incoming true freshmen Myles Brennan and Lowell Narcisse.

Harris endured a rocky career at LSU. I look forward to cheering you guys on next season. "I'm forever grateful and can't thank you enough", added Harris. Miles and Cameron were fired the day after losing to Auburn on September 24, 2016, as the Tigers fell to 2-2.

Harris won the starting job at the start of his sophomore season and LSU finished 9-3 as he threw for 2,165 yards with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Coverage of LSU and commentary by Guilbeau supported by Hebert's Town & Country Automobile Dealer in Shreveport located at 1155 East Bert Kouns Loop.

  • Stacy Allen